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Cho'Gath Build Guide by Sevazh
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Threats & Synergies
His ult will mess your ult up very often and prevent you from getting stacks. He also does a ton of damage, making it very hard to trade with him
He will poke you down to hell. This lane is unwinnable if you go up against a good Jayce.
He will crush you early on. Avoid trades before you get a couple of stacks and atleast 1 armor item. If you don't die to him too much in the early game and just farm and get your 6 minion stacks then he won't be able to do anything to you mid/late game.
You need to shut him down early. Pre level 6 you do a good amount of damage to him and can kill him. But as soon as he gets level 6 be careful. If you play it right then neither of you guys will be able to kill each other and you will not fall behind. Don't engage until you get yourself a good amount of stacks and at least 1 armor item.
Will poke you down and prevent you from farming. Play safe and wait for ganks. As with most of these matchups, once you get enough stacks he will be no problem to you.
Early game will be hell. He will poke you and keep you at tower. That's fine though, just farm by tower and play safe. But once you get a couple of stacks and an MR item you will crush him. Teemo doesn't have much health so you can easily get him down with your Q W E combo and then finish him off with your R. The hard part will be engaging him because you're so slow, but as long as you land your Q, you can just walk in with your W.
Laughably easy. I never understand why people pick Garen into me when i'm Cho'gath. When he goes in to silence you, just use your W to silence him and activate your E. Both of you will be silenced but you will be able to land your E on him and do massive damage. He won't be able to do anything to you all game as long as you use your W correctly.
He will poke you a lot, but once you hit level 6 and get some stacks, you will do massive damage to him.
You will basically be at your tower the whole game. Play safe and use your abilities to quickly get rid of his minions.
Very oppressive in lane. Since you're slow you will take massive damage if he gets you with his E and W combo. Play safe and wait to get tankier.
Save your W for her ult it will cancel it. She's squishy so you can easily ult her. Just be careful early because she will out damage you at first
Silence him, knock him up, slow him, and ult him
Not a problem. if he gets close to you just silence him, knock him up, slow him, and either ult him or force him to use his ult
Silence his ult and he cant do anything. Do not use your silence before he uses his ult otherwise he will do massive damage to you early on.
Very hard because he will heal up any damage you deal to him in lane and can use his W to escape your ult
- Infinite scaling (resulting in a very powerful mid/late game)
- Lots of cc (knock up, silence, slow)
- Very hard to kill (can easily end up with 7k health or more)
- Does a lot of damage
- Can zone people out and force them to focus him
- Ult cool-down less than a minute at max rank
- Can use his R to get objectives
- You're a huge monster that can take up the whole lane and tower over everyone else
- Very, very slow. This is his biggest weakness
- High cooldowns on Q and W
- R is often hard to use (this goes back to his speed and ability to chase)
- If you get too behind then you will have a very hard time coming back
I see people make this mistake all the time: not getting the minion stacks. I often look at a Cho and see that he only has 1 or 2 stacks at level 9, and none of them are from minions. that's unacceptable. Cho's power comes from his stacks and if you neglect the 6 FREE minion stacks you will be useless. The moment you get level 6 you need to get a stack off of a minion. In fact, in laning phase, you should be using your R on on minions any chance that you get (for the first 6 minions of course). Of course, you shouldn't use it if you know that a trade is coming, or if your jungler is about to gank. But at any other moment you need to use your R for those easy stacks, because once you hit 6 stacks you will hit a huge power spike.
P.s: it's smart to use you R on a slightly damaged cannon minion because you will guarantee that gold. In addition, if you're about to back, see if you can get that 1 extra minion stack before you go, because you will almost have your R back again by the time you come back to lane.
In a 1v1 uour basic combos are:
Q -> W -> E -> AA x3, repeat until you can R
E -> AA -> W -> AA -> Q -> AA, repeat until you can R
To engage, use your Q to knock as many of their team up as possible then walk in with a silence and your E. this will get their team down low and prevent them from doing anything for a bit. If you have Righteous Glory then run into them with it and try to get to their carry.
In a team fight, target their carry. Use your combo on him and try and R him. Even if you don't kill him, you will get him down low and force the enemy team to target you instead.
If your carry is being targeted, protect them with your Q and W.